Arche Energy

Andrew Murdoch founded Arche Energy in 2017 to provide a high quality, clean energy, power and infrastructure consultancy to facilitate investment in the clean energy sector.

Arche's mission is to help improve the quality of life for all people through the provision of energy and infrastructure in a manner that drives positive conservation outcomes and economic efficiency. Arche is playing a role in carving Australia's place in a decarbonised economy by helping our clients adapt and grow in the rapidly changing energy and infrastructure markets.

Arche Energy's Values

  1. Truth, accuracy and facts
  2. Social, economic and ecological outcomes
  3. Equality and a fair go
  4. Servant leadership

What Arche Energy will do

  1. We will support economic growth for the betterment of the global community.
  2. We will support the decarbonisation of the economy in an efficient, affordable and effective manner.
  3. We will support the adaptation to climate change through actions that will improve the resilience of the community.
  4. We will advocate for economically and technically effective solutions without political bias and with the benefit of rigorous economic, engineering and ecological assessment.

Andrew Murdoch

Managing Director

Andrew is an experienced general manager, project director and engineer operating in renewable power, power generation, energy, ports and heavy infrastructure.

Andrew’s experience spans business development activities, major approvals, project execution, operations and maintenance and decommissioning. Andrew is an innovator and optimizer thriving in changing environments through the adaptation and integration of emerging and innovative technologies into business applications.

Andrew has managed:
• The assessment of emerging and innovative technologies as business growth and enhancement opportunities;
• The assessment of energy markets, renewables business growth opportunities and potential acquisitions;
• Feasibility studies, project development and environmental approvals for major port and power developments;
• Construction of major power stations, gas pipelines and transmission infrastructure;
• Operation and maintenance of power stations;
• Consultancy businesses; and
• Marketing.

Andrew is strongly committed to safety in design, planning and execution of projects and is a leader in implementing improved practices and fostering a culture of safety in all aspects of his work. Andrew believes that as engineers and managers we have a significant impact on the wellbeing of the community through our thoughts, attitudes and actions.

Martin Smith

Principal Consultant

Martin brings a specialised oil and gas capability to Arche Energy, with 24 years in the sector in both technical and commercial roles. Martin's oil and gas capability directly translates into emerging clean energy technologies such as hydrogen, ammonia and carbon capture, reuse and storage.

Martin’s experience covers a wide range of greenfield and brownfield energy projects (including onshore and offshore oil and gas, LNG and CSG) in Australia and on international projects (UK, Russia, Kazakhstan, Middle East and Africa).

Martin is skilled in the development and execution of major projects involving complex stakeholder relations from planning and conceptual stages, through front end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design, to construction and commissioning, and handover to operations.

Martin is a Chartered Professional Engineer with 24 years' experience in the energy sector, primarily in project management and engineering/technical-commercial roles.

Martin is strongly committed to health and safety in the workplace and the use of safe work systems.  Martin is focused on client and stakeholder satisfaction and the quality of work.

Martin brings a meticulous discipline to the development phase of the projects that he works on to ensure that risks are understood, that budgets and schedules are maintained and that engineering processes are sound.

Key experience includes Lead Project roles with Shell and BG Group, and Engineering and Technical roles with Wood Group / PSN, KBR, IHS Markit and Santos.

Daniel Nieto

Senior Consultant

Daniel recently graduated with a Master of Sustainable Energy Management from The University of Queensland, with an excellent academic record and multiple scholarships. As an experienced Petroleum Engineer, he has managed multiple upstream oil projects with a strong focus on social engagement, health and safety.

Daniel has a strong record of managing complex drilling and completion operations with the application of new technologies and innovative solutions. Daniel thrives on collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to achieve common goals and deliver projects within time and budget.

Daniel is committed to effective social engagement with stakeholders to achieve the success of projects. Daniel has worked with communities in Australia and Colombia to understand the oil and gas industry's impacts. He supports the involvement of local communities in the development of projects.

Daniel's experience and skills support the transition to a sustainable future. Daniel believes that innovation, engagement with stakeholders and the development of low-carbon technologies are crucial to mitigate and adapt to climate change.